You Can Own A Lamborghini-powered Formula 1 Car
The year is 1992 and the struggling Larrousse squad is at the bottom of the pecking order. With 16 teams vying to make the grid, Larrousse drivers Bertrand Gachot and Ukyo Katayama often realize there’s no way their Robin Herd-designed car will make the cut and the days of Aguri Suzuki finishing on the podium for the team at Suzuka seem like a distant memory.
The only constant is the screaming 3.5-liter, naturally aspirated Lamborghini V-12 engine that revved to almost 20,000 rpm. You want a Lamborghini-engined car that can rev that high, don’t you?
Car for Sale: One-Owner, RHD, 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica HGTC
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is one of the most important modern cars by the Italian manufacturer, as it marked its return to a front-engine, RWD layout for its two-seater 12-cylinder model. The first such model in 23 years, the 550 Maranello was introduced in 1996 and updated in 2002.
The facelifted model was renamed the 575M Maranello and spawned a limited-edition Superamerica model. While the 575M Maranello was produced in a little over 2,000 examples, the Superamerica was capped at just 599 units. And one of these rare examples is now for sale in the U.K. by Bell Sport & Classic.
Awesome Car for Sale: Limited Production 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four
Toyota gave birth to a two-door, hardtop coupe in 1970 called the Celica. The company first showcased it at the 1970 Tokyo Motor Show and within a couple of months, started selling it. The Celica was essentially Toyota’s answer to the Ford Mustang, but the car seemed to have other dreams. It slowly transitioned into a different breed and Toyota started selling it in liftback and coupe forms. Three-and-a-half decades later, the Celica faded away into oblivion as a sports car with a loyal fan base.
The car’s production ended in 2006, but it is still much adored and turns heads on the roads. There’s no denying that the car still has a demand. Here’s one such classic example – a black 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four. The car is being auctioned at bringatrailer.com and at the time of writing, the current bid stands at $9,000. Would you grab it?
Own A Piece Of British Le Mans History With This TVR T400R
TVR is known as one of those wacky British manufacturers that, bolstered by a feverish can-do attitude, has been putting out stupendous sports cars for decades. Most of the TVRs that’ve come out since the ’90s are weird, somewhat unreliable, impractical, and that’s why we love them. We love the Tuscan, the Cerbera, the T350, the Chimaera, and the Sagaris all the same and today we’re focusing on the one that last raced at Le Mans, the Tuscan or, as it was called in its latter years, the T440.
As a small manufacturer, TVR never could hope to pump out dozens and dozens of race cars like Porsche and, as such, only six Tuscan-based GT cars were ever made and the first chassis, number 1227, debuted way back in 2001 and had a long and storied career with a final appearance at Le Mans in ’05 followed by a full European Le Mans Series season in ’06. And now you can buy it from the man who’s had it since it was brand-spanking-new.
Crazy Car for Sale: Center-Drive 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Turned GT3
We have come across some pretty interesting cars for sale these days. Just recently, we covered that custom 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 by Vielside and let’s not forget about the apocalypse-surviving Toyota 4Runner or the R35-power Nissan Juke. And, these are just the tip of the iceberg. This time, we’re here to tell you about a 2008 Porsche Carrera S that has been converted to center drive and fitted with tons of GT3 parts. The real kicker: It is 150-pounds lighter than it was when it rolled off the production line and 75-pounds lighter than a stock 911 GT3.
Car for Sale: Custom 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R by Vielside
The Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 might not be as iconic as its predecessor, the R32, but it’s still a fine example of Japanese engineering and performance. These cars are quite rare, and getting one in the United States is somewhat complicated, but if you’re in the market for a beefed-up R33, Vistec R Imports just posted one online. And it’s not just any R33, but a unique car modded by famous Japanese shop Veilside.
Doug DeMuro Looks to Take on Bring-A-Trailer With an All-New Car Auction Website
Frankly, when we opened YouTube this morning and clicked on Doug DeMuro’s channel we were expecting to see another DeMuro trademark review filled with quirks and features (all explained, of course) but instead, the YouTuber had a big announcement to make: he’s launching his own car auction website called Cars and Bids.
You Can Own a Lamborghini Huracan for $130,000 But It’s Been Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper
A unique Lamborghini Huracan is now up for grabs on eBay. It carries a listed price of $130,000, making it an intriguing prospect for supercar hunters in the ‘Bay. But before you make an offer for this Huracan, consider the fine print first. This Lambo is owned by Royal Exotic Cars, a Las Vegas-based exotic car rental company that has had this Huracan in the fold since the business started in 2015. It’s logged 188,000 miles, making it the “Highest-Mile Huracan in the WORLD.” If that’s not enough, Royal Exotic Cars founder Houston Crosta claims that almost 2,000 people have driven the Huracan since it was first offered for rental in 2015. Knowing all of that, would you still make a bid for this Lamborghini?
You Could Definitely Survive the Apocalypse With This Custom Toyota 4Runner
With everything that is going on this year, it feels like we’re heading towards an apocalypse. Perhaps, that is why we’re seeing so many converted vehicles lately. Here’s another fine example that was listed on Craigslist. JBA Motors has posted an ad for this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 Custom that looks Armageddon-ready. The brute has less than 300 miles on the odo, which makes it practically brand new.
Crazy Car for Sale: R35-Powered 2019 Nissan Juke GT-R
Built from 2010 to 2019, the first-generation Nissan Juke was a really popular crossover. It looked rather strange on the outside, but it grew on people. On top of that, it was available with a wide range of engines and a decent interior in terms of space and features. But the Juke wasn’t particularly powerful until 2013 when the 197-horsepower Nismo model was launched. Things became really wild for the same model year, as Nissan announced the Juke-R, fitted with the GT-R’s twin-turbo V-6 engine. Only five were built, and just one made it onto the streets. And you can buy that specific model for a whopping $324,000.
Odd Car for Sale: 2013 Dodge Challenger Custom "Daytona" Coupe
Produced for a short time in 1969, the Dodge Charger Daytona was a radical, aerodynamic version of the iconic muscle car developed specifically for NASCAR racing. Because competition rules required a run of road-legal cars to be produced for homologation, the Charger Daytona made it on public roads to become one of the most valuable cars of the golden muscle car era. The Daytona made five comebacks to the market, the most recent one in 2020, but none of the modern renditions were as radical as the original car. But someone decided to fix that by creating an aerodynamic Daytona model using the Dodge Challenger as a base. And you can buy it online via Barrett-Jackson.
Car For Sale: 1999 Chevy C5 Corvette Buggy????
In general, the car world is segregated. If you’re imports and tuners, you’re probably not too interested in American muscle. If you’re into trucks and off-roading, you’re probably not that turned on by sports cars. This rule of thumb doesn’t always hold true, though, and that’s why we’re looking at this Chevy C5 Corvette that was turned into an off-road-worth buggy that’s probably more capable than any truck that you or any of your buddies own. The craziest part? This C5 Corvette buggy is listed for sale on Bring-A-Trailer right now with a current (as of the time of this writing) bid of just $15,000.
Truck for Sale: 2015 Chevy Colorado with 700-HP Cadillac ATS-V Engine
Trucks with hot engines are the norm these days, right? The upcoming 2021 Ram Rebel TRX is all the rage these days. Then there’s the Ranger Raptor that’s yet to hit U.S. shores.
However, many aftermarket companies are capitalizing on this vacuum and building special packages and kits for existing trucks. However, these trucks come with big tires, wide fenders, and generally focus on off-roading prowess. But, do you remember a time when automakers used to build fast trucks? Well, North Carolina-based tuner Mallett Performance has turned the clock back and is offering this one-off highly-customized Chevy Colorado for just $63,500. Are you interested?
History of the 1967 Lotus 49 and How You Can Own One
In racing, there are great drivers and utterly astonishing ones and Jim Clark undoubtedly belongs to the latter category, the quiet farmer from Scotland scoring 25 Grand Prix victories and clinching two World Driver’s Titles on top of an Indy 500 victory in just six years. This car, the fourth Lotus 49 ever built, was driven by Clark to his final F1 success and it’s now for sale in Germany. Prepare to call your bank!
It’s not often that we see cars driven by the world’s finest drivers come up for sale. In November, a buzzing crowd gathered to see Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari F2002 that the seven-time World Driver’s Champion drove to victory in the 2002 French GP across the block in Abu Dhabi. At over $6.6 million, it became the second most expensive F1 car ever to be sold at a public auction. The first? Another one of Michael’s unbeatable Ferraris. It is natural, then, to expect a car driven by the ’Schumacher of the ’60s’ to be really expensive, more so when the car in question is the brilliant 49.
The Very First McLaren F1 GTR Longtail is Up for Sale!
The first example of the iconic McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, one of only 10 built, is being listed for sale by Tom Hartley Jnr. Arguably one of the most important McLarens ever produced, this specific model was a factory development car and one of only two GTR prototypes that ended up in private hands. The other one is currently owned by former Pink Floyd drummer and renowned car collector Nick Mason. The seller hasn’t listed a price for the supercar, but it’s safe to say it will change hands for more than $5 million.
Bargain Finds: Classic Cars That You Can Score on the Cheap
Classic cars are almost always exclusive and expensive, especially if they’re the desirable types. But even if that applies most of the time, there are instances when it doesn’t. The phrase “classic cars,” after all, is subjective. One person’s definition of a classic car is another person’s definition of junk. Then there’s a group of cars that are considered “classic” in most people’s eyes, even if they don’t fetch a fortune. These are the cars that can be purchased without burning holes in your pockets. If you’re in the market for an affordable classic car, check out this list that we’ve prepared. You might end up finding one that suits your taste and your budget.
Granted, a lot of these affordable classics usually come with maladies that will require you to spend money on restorations. That’s a separate cost that’s harder to predict because it’s going to depend on how much restoration needs to be done. So we’re focusing on desirables that come on the cheap. As far as post-purchase costs are concerned, let’s hope you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for those.
This Absolutely Sick MAT Stratos Coupe Can Be Yours For Around $1 Million
After more than 40 years of being out of the spotlight, the Stratos has returned. It’s not made by Lancia anymore, but by Manufattura Automobili Torino (MAT). Called the MAT Stratos Coupe, the first-production version of the super-desirable sports car is now up for auction at Bonhams, and, as you can imagine, this particular Stratos Coupe is going to fetch a steep price.
The renowned auction house estimates that the first-production Stratos Coupe will fetch somewhere in the vicinity of $1 million. It’s about as unique a sports car as you can buy these days, and while the estimated price is way out of our budget, it’s not hard to imagine someone paying that much money to own the first-produced MAT Stratos Coupe.
Al Capone’s Armored 1928 Cadillac is for Sale at the Low Price of Just $1 Million
What you’re looking at here isn’t only allegedly Al Capone’s very own Cadillac, but it may also be one of the world’s very first armored cars. While there’s no for-sure way to know if Al Capone really owned this baby, a Milwaikee Sentinel story from 1921 did trace the car’s license plates to Mae Capone, Al’s wife. History of the car is known from 1933 onward, however, so there’s nearly a century worth of known history to go with it. If you’re really like to own it, though, the asking price is a steep $1 million, so you might want to run that past your wife first.